Claudelands Conference and Exhibition Centre

Flexible spaces, quality facilities and a talented team – we’ve got everything you need for a seamless event at Claudelands Conference and Exhibition Centre.

Our conference centre is capable of hosting 1200 or more delegates, and offers 11 breakout spaces, onsite audio visual services, ultra-fast fibre optics, award-winning catering and complimentary delegate parking.

Claudelands’ linked rooms and spaces can be expanded, reduced or used in combinations – meaning we can suit your exact requirements. Our 6000-capacity auditorium is ideal for larger seated banquets and conference plenary sessions.

Claudelands offers a range of spaces that are ideal for before-and-after functions. These spaces are unique in design, provide fantastic views of Claudelands Park and located within close proximity to the main conference areas. Several meeting rooms, which are ideal for small business meetings of up to 50 delegates, are also available.

Our venue is cleverly designed with an emphasis on proximity, style and with reference to the heritage of the area.

Main Services

Set amongst 34 hectares of beautiful parkland and a short 10 minutes walk from Hamilton’s CBD, this convenient location means easy access to the city’s accommodation facilities as well as the thriving cafe and nightlife scene.

Centrally located within the Waikato region, Claudelands is within close proximity to other major North Island cities including Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua and Taupo, as well as iconic North Island attractions such as Waitomo Caves, the Hobbiton Movie Set and the black sand beaches of Raglan.

Exclusive partnerships
To complement the high quality of the venue, Claudelands maintains an exclusive partnership with industry leaders Montana Food and Events, along with a preferred partnership with Vidcom New Zealand Ltd. Based on-site, these professionals provide optimum service in catering and audio visual, communications and equipment for all conferences and functions.

Activities & Experiences

Plenty of onsite space for activities

Support Services

Catering and AV

Facilities and Services


  • Extra meeting rooms
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • On-site Catering
  • On-site Audio Visual

Layout description

Conference and Function Venues  
Auditorium / Arena  View VR Tour
Theatre: 6000 Banquet: 1400  
Cabaret: 1120 Cocktail: 3000  
Exhibition: On Application  

Heaphy Room View VR Tour
Theatre: 900 Banquet: 650  
Classroom: 594 Cocktail: 900  
Cabaret: 520 Exhibtion: 38  

Heaphy Room 1  
Theatre: 300 Banquet: 180  
Classroom: 198 Cocktail: 300  
Cabaret: 144 Exhibition: 14  

Heaphy Room 2  
Theatre: 300 Banquet: 180  
Classroom: 198 Cocktail: 300  
Cabaret: 144 Exhibition: 15  

Heaphy Room 3  
Theatre: 300 Banquet: 180  
Classroom: 198 Cocktail: 300  
Cabaret: 144 Exhibition: 14  

Brooklyn Room  View VR Tour
Theatre: 220 Banquet: 160  
Classroom: 216 Cocktail: 230  
Cabaret: 128  

Brooklyn Room 1  View VR Tour
Theatre: 140 Banquet: 100  
Classroom: 180 Cocktail: 150  
Cabaret: 80  

Brooklyn Room 2  View VR Tour
Theatre: 60 Banquet: 40  
Classroom: 54 Cocktail: 70  
Cabaret: 32  

Oakley Room  View VR Tour
Theatre: 62 Banquet: 40  
Classroom: 30 U Shape: 22  
Boardroom: 24 Cocktail: 60  
Cabaret: 32  

Boardroom: 16  

Nework Lounge  View VR Tour
Theatre: 50 Banquet: 40  
Classroom: 48 U Shape: 30  
Boardroom: 36 Cocktail: 50  
Cabaret: 32  

Arena Lounge  View VR Tour
Theatre: 120 Banquet: 120  
Cocktail: 180 U Shape: 22  
Cabaret: 96  

Exec Lounge  View VR Tour
Theatre: 40 Banquet: 30  
Cocktail: 40  

The Grandstand  View VR Tour
Theatre: 80 Banquet: 90  
Cocktail: 120  

Exhibition Hall A  
Exhibition: 77  

Exhibition Hall B  
Exhibition: 77  

Exhibition Hall C  
Exhibition: 70  

Exhibition Hall D  
Exhibition: 60  





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